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Masters in Politics Podcast: Adviser Says Trump Is ‘Very Much’ Like Bill Clinton

“When they talk to you they just own you. They’re staring right into your soul,” says Barry Bennett, a senior adviser to Trump.
Former President Bill Clinton speaks in Bridgeton, Missouri, on March 8, 2016.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks in Bridgeton, Missouri, on March 8, 2016.

Photographer: MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images

In an interview on Bloomberg's Masters in Politics podcast Friday, Donald Trump senior adviser Barry Bennett warned of a “campaign unlike anything we've ever seen before”—but compared Donald Trump to no less a political genius than former President Bill Clinton.  

“They have very much the same personality, they're very engaging people,” Bennett said of Trump. “The first time I met him, I went up in January right after I left the Ben Carson campaign. I liked his policies, but I loved his personality.”